Fairs and Markets

Antiques fairs and markets offer a great way to browse and buy.

With so many exhibitors or stallholders in one place you can view a lot of different items quickly and compare prices and quality.

Depending on the event, the first day or morning may be for reserved for trade buyers before the general public gain access.

Some antiques markets are held weekly whereas some fairs may be quarterly, biannual, once a year or have some other frequency. Check the Calendar section of this website for details or view the listings every week in the Antiques Trade Gazette newspaper.

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Youngsters in business at Malvern Flea

02 January 2023

Helen Yourston of B2B Events is gearing up for the first Malvern Flea of the year on Sunday, January 15, at the Three Counties Showground where bookings are healthy at 250 traders.

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Coming home: New York Winter Show staged at regular venue for first time since 2020

02 January 2023

The 69th edition of the venerable fair takes place at its traditional venue of the Park Lane Armory

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London Art Fair returns to its regular slot of January

02 January 2023

Thomas Spencer Fine Art brings two Henry Moore bronzes to London Art Fair, which kicks off the capital’s art fair schedule with a rich selection of Modern and Contemporary works.

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St Albans event still going strong after five years

02 January 2023

Antiques street markets have a vibe all their own. Jennifer Titmuss of Corky Events runs her monthly antiques and vintage markets in St Albans and Chiswick and both are doing well, with the St Albans event now in its fifth year and going strong.

Fresh events for ACVR

02 January 2023

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events has added yet more brocantes and vintage street markets to the nine she already runs across southern England which start up again in March.

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Feast from the east of London

02 January 2023

Go East Vintage Markets is co-organised by Louisa Ware and Onur Kurtdere, who run regular markets in east London at Patchworks in Leyton, a part furniture factory and part creatives business.

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Nilson 'delighted' to be back at Mayfair in 2023

02 January 2023

A large red earthenware jar from Siwa era (14th-11th century BC), bronze age China, is offered at Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair for £3800 by W Shanshan, one of a clutch of new exhibitors appearing at the London event.

NEC fair

Art & Antiques for Everyone: no fairs to be held in 2023

19 December 2022

Art & Antiques for Everyone, the fair held three times a year at Birmingham’s NEC, has been scrapped for 2023, raising concerns that it will never return.

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Laura Knight: her ‘time has come’

19 December 2022

Dealer Karen Taylor is among those noting that “collectors seem to be following the trend set by museums and buying more work by women”.

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Welsh antiques wonderland

19 December 2022

Suggestions on centres to visit, from Cardiff and Pembrokeshire up to Denbighshire

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Ephemera Fair discovers the joy of six

19 December 2022

Event will change next year to be held less frequently but with greater impact

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Top stories this week – including news of the Art & Antiques for Everyone fair being cancelled

18 December 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of the Art & Antiques for Everyone fair being cancelled for 2023.

Bart Drenth

A new TEFAF boss and recent auction house hires – the latest Movers & Shakers

15 December 2022

A round up of recent appointments across the world of art and antiques.

Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) fair

Art & Antiques for Everyone fair cancelled for 2023

14 December 2022

The much-loved event at the NEC Birmingham, that had run three times a year pre-Covid, has cancelled plans for next year.

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Despite news of Ally Pally’s demise, 2022 has largely been a refreshingly positive experience

12 December 2022

The year ended on a sombre note: after a near unbroken 40-year run of antiques fairs at Alexandra Palace in north London, the much-loved fair will no longer be held at this most special of venues.

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Merged Paris fair brings back the crowds

12 December 2022

Over 17,000 visitors including representatives from French and foreign museums, major collectors and decorators attended the first staging of the newly merged fair Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale.

IACF Alexandra Palace

IACF says September Ally Pally fair was last

05 December 2022

The annual antiques and collectors’ fair at Alexandra Palace is no more.

The Emporium Hungerford

Hungerford's Emporium traders eager for an enthusiastic buyer

05 December 2022

The search is on for a new owner of The Emporium in Hungerford.

IACF Alexandra Palace

It’s farewell Ally Pally, but a heartfelt welcome to Redbourn

05 December 2022

IACF calls time at north London venue and launches an event just to the north

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Wanstead Vintage Fair runs the week before Christmas

05 December 2022

The popular Wanstead Vintage Fair is organised by Karen Stuckey four times annually, with the last of the year running the week before Christmas, on Saturday, December 17.

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